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Articles from Germany

  1. Climate action and literacy 23 November 2017

    UN climate conference produces an underwhelming outcome

    Education International joins the international trade union movement in deeply lamenting the fact that the 23rd United Nations climate change conference did not keep its promises despite the urgent climate emergency.

    UN climate conference produces an underwhelming outcome
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 17 November 2017

    COP23: promoting climate change education for a fair economic transition

    Education International reiterated the importance of emphasising climate change education in order to achieve a fair transition towards carbon-free economies during the 23rd United Nations climate change conference.

    COP23: promoting climate change education for a fair economic transition
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 October 2017

    Germany: More investment needed in primary schools

    German education unionists are calling for a comprehensive set of measures to improve the situation at primary schools in response to a new report on education in the sector.

    Germany: More investment needed in primary schools
  4. Equity and inclusion 2 October 2017

    Germany: Union focuses on need to address inclusion of refugees

    German educators are addressing the best ways to integrate refugee children into the school system, pointing out challenges to the education systems status quo.

    Germany: Union focuses on need to address inclusion of refugees
  5. Union renewal and development 13 July 2017

    International education movement mourns loss of founding father

    Education International mourns the death of Wilhelm Ebert (94), education champion and former Head of German EI affiliate Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE), and of the World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession.

    International education movement mourns loss of founding father
  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education 5 June 2017

    The CETA’s “Investment Court System”: A Supreme Tribunal to Protect the Wealth of Foreign Nationals

    Gus Van Harten

    Imagine if governments proposed a supreme tribunal for the world. The tribunal would have the power to review anything countries can do in their sovereign role. It could review countries’ laws and regulations at any level. It could review the judgments of their highest courts.

    The CETA’s “Investment Court System”: A Supreme Tribunal to Protect the Wealth of Foreign Nationals
  7. Leading the profession 31 May 2017

    Constructing Teachers’ Professional Identity – learning from seven countries

    Philippa Cordingley

    Early stages in research projects are always a mix of aspirations, exploration of the research literature and growing clarity about key questions. In a research project that is as important as the one funded by Education International, to explore how national policies and cultural factors influence the development of teachers’...

    Constructing Teachers’ Professional Identity – learning from seven countries
  8. Climate action and literacy 24 May 2017

    Increased funding needed for climate change education and training

    An insufficient allocation of resources to climate change education has drawn the ire of Education International during a recent contribution to the Dialogue on Action for Climate Empowerment, Education.

    Increased funding needed for climate change education and training
  9. Union renewal and development 9 May 2017

    Germany: Educators elect leadership

    The German education union GEW has elected its leadership and new program during its conference “Re-Think education”, an event with a strong focus on international solidarity.

    Germany: Educators elect leadership
  10. Climate action and literacy 1 May 2017

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?

    As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?
  11. Union growth 4 April 2017

    Documentary shows Turkish teachers' plight

    A new documentary film about the fate of Sakine Yilmaz, former general secretary of Egitim Sen, and her life as a refugee in Germany sheds light on the oppression and persecution of tens of thousands of teachers in Turkey.

    Documentary shows Turkish teachers' plight
  12. Standards and working conditions 13 January 2017

    Germany: teacher union rethinks education

    The German union GEW is gearing up for a new campaign aimed at increasing the national and local governments’ funding for education.

    Germany: teacher union rethinks education
  13. Standards and working conditions 10 January 2017

    Germany: union concerned over state proposals on fees and administration

    The Education International affiliate GEW has strongly criticised the plans of a Southwestern German state to introduce study fees and warns against a dilution of the participation of education staff in the decision-making process.

    Germany: union concerned over state proposals on fees and administration
  14. Equity and inclusion 3 October 2016

    Germany: teachers’ union calls for inclusive school policies and systems

    The German education union GEW has placed special focus on the relationship between integration and democracy after hosting its national congress under the slogan “One for all – an inclusive school for democracy.”

    Germany: teachers’ union calls for inclusive school policies and systems